Anishinabek Archive

Jared Bissaillion, 22, running for Chief in Thessalon First Nation

By Leslie Knibbs THESSALON – A young man who completed a Mining Engineer diploma at Cambrian College in 2016 was unsuccessful in finding a career in the mining industry because of a downturn in the industry.   “Finding work in the mining industry was harder to come by,”

Ontario and Anishinabek Nation working together to support Anishinabek children, youth and families

Province and Anishinabek Nation Sign Relationship Agreement Ontario and the Anishinabek Nation signed an agreement today that will strengthen the relationship through an affirmation of partnership and a shared path forward on child and family services. Michael Coteau, Minister of Children and Youth Services, and Anishinabek Nation

Showcasing Indigenous talents at Reconciliation Art Gala

By Kelly Anne Smith NORTH BAY – Jubilant patrons filled the Capitol Centre’s WKP Kennedy Gallery on opening night of the Indigenous Art Gala Teamwork makes the Dreamwork. Taking place November 1, Teamwork makes the Dreamwork honours Reconciliation North Bay’s One Year Anniversary. Created to celebrate a

Dr. Mushquash to be inducted into Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars

By Rick Garrick OTTAWA - Pays Plat’s Christopher Mushquash is honoured to be one of 70 scholars who are being inducted into the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists on Nov. 24. “It’s a great honour to be included among those new

Anishinabek Nation launches two new elementary books to kick off Treaties Recognition Week

WHITEFISH RIVER FIRST NATION — Two new elementary books that explain treaties to elementary students were launched today at Shawanosowe School in Whitefish River First Nation. The books – Alex Shares his Wampum Belt and Dakota Talks about Treaties are a complement to the already popular “We

Nipissing First Nation to elect Youth Chief

By Kelly Anne Smith NIPISSING FIRST NATION - Nipissing First Nation governance wants the Youth to have an official voice at the community’s decision table. Originally, Miss Nipissing First Nation Angel Armstrong went to Chief McLeod with the idea of starting up the Youth Council. “I met

Grand Chief congratulates Kelly Crawford, Education Director for the Anishinabek Education System

ANISHINABEK NATION HEAD OFFICE (Nipissing FN) Oct. 30, 2017 – Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee congratulates the newly hired Education Director for the Anishinabek Education System. Kelly Crawford, citizen of M’Chigeeng First Nation, will begin her new role at the end of November.  Crawford had

Sunsets and rants with Les Couchie

By Kelly Anne Smith NIPISSING FIRST NATION - Les Couchie has a German Sheppard who is friendly with squirrels and chipmunks. The little creatures follow Couchie too when he strolls across his backyard with that prime view of Lake Nipissing. Les often captures gorgeous sunsets over the

Artistic projects honour Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women, Residential School Survivors

By Colin Graf   AAMJIWNAANG FIRST NATION – Residents have recently unveiled two artistic projects to remember and honour both Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and residential school survivors at their community centre near the southwestern Ontario city of Sarnia.  Around 50 brightly-beaded moccasin tops, both adult

Lajeunesse to finish off junior career with the Sudbury Wolves

By Sam Laskaris SUDBURY – Troy Lajeunesse had a fairly good inkling he was going to finish off his junior career with a franchise other than the Sarnia Sting, members of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). Lajeunesse, a citizen of the Dokis First Nation, had spent the

Nipissing Warriors headed to Hockey Hall of Fame

By Kelly Anne Smith NIPISSING FIRST NATION – The Nipissing Warriors are having another wave of fame. They were an all-Anishinaabe team playing in the Industrial League in the 1960s and early 1970s. In their first year they won the league championship, packing the Sturgeon Falls Arena.

Anishinabek Nation celebrates lifetime achievements

CHIPPEWAS OF RAMA FIRST NATION—On the evening of Wednesday, August 16, the Anishinabek Nation 7th Generation Charity (AN7GC) hosted the 19th annual Anishinabek Evening of Excellence. The event took place on Chippewas of Rama First Nation Territory at Casino Rama. Each year, the AN7GC coordinates this important

Headrick off to Boston Bruins’ rookie camp

By Sam Laskaris ERIE, PENNSYLVANIA – Owen Headrick is about to get his first taste of life as a National Hockey League player. The 20-year-old defenceman, a member of northern Ontario’s Garden River First Nation, has been invited to the Boston Bruins’ rookie camp, which includes a

Slow Pitch tournament honours Connor Pelletier-Commanda

SERPENT RIVER FIRST NATION – Over the Labour Day weekend, scores of people came to play in or watch a memorial slow pitch tournament on the new baseball field in Serpent River First Nation (SRFN) to honour Connor Pelletier-Commanda. The 17-year-old young man lost his life in

Zack-Coneybeare headed to hoops academy

By Sam Laskaris GARDEN RIVER FIRST NATION – Jackson Zack-Coneybeare completed his high school studies this past spring. But the 17-year-old from northern Ontario’s Garden River First Nation plans to pick up some additional courses this year before hopefully moving on to post-secondary life. Zack-Coneybeare, however, will